Art Chansky

Chansky’s Notebook: Tall Order At State

The Tar Heels have to rebound, rebound, rebound at N.C. State. When a team hits rock bottom, with their pride and manhood challenged, there is only one way to go, and that is up. So expect a great game Wednesday night from N.C. State, playing at home against the hated rival whose blue uniforms always inflame the Wolfpack and its crowd at the PNC Arena. So look for the State shooters – Smith, Rowan, Henderson, Dorn – to light it up from outside and the Tar Heels to wind up in the same position as at Duke, where they...

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Chansky’s Notebook: Kraft Problem

The Patriots owner must not care that much about his fan base. The state of Massachusetts, generational home of the Kennedy’s, is as blue as blue can be, when it comes to politics. The Boston Globe daily runs stories about President Trump, and most are followed by comments that do not favor the new POTUS. When his team won its fifth Super Bowl last week, owner Bob Kraft shouted his famous phrase, “We are all Patriots.” When it comes to football, that may be true, but thousands of Patriots’ fans have criticized Kraft’s relationship with Trump, also a supposed...

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Chansky’s Notebook: A Strange Game

UNC shoots 53 percent and commits only five turnovers – and still loses at Duke. The Blue Devils net 27 more points than the Tar Heels from three-pointers (making 13 compared to 4) and the lead changes hands 17 times, which is a record for the rivalry. Carolina misses 8 of its 18 free throws and it boils down to a 50-50 ball that Matt Jones takes away from Joel Berry with 26 seconds left in a one-score game. The Tar Heels play without senior Isaiah Hicks and lose the rebounding battle to the Blue Devils by one board....

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